Disaster relief arrives in Bourbon County to help with flood cleanup

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PARIS, Ky. (WKYT) - On Wednesday, many homeowners in Bourbon County spent the day sorting through what little is left after last weekend’s flood.

One of those homeowners is Vicki McCurry, who has lived along Glenview Drive for more than 30 years.

"I’m just trying to get stuff packed up," Vicki McCurry told us. “Anything the water touched, I got to get rid of."

Hard to take it all in, she says; hard to believe her nightmare is reality.
"It's just empty. It's like when I first moved in. I've lived here 31 years and this has never happened," McCurry told us. "Everything I've worked for the past 35 years is gone."

Years' worth of acquired belongings was destroyed in a matter of seconds during last weekend's flood.

"I'll be 57 years old tomorrow I never dreamed I would be sleeping on an air mattress like I have to now. We just have to start all over," said Michael Herrington, whose home was also badly damaged in the flood.

Their ruined belongings are now nothing but trash stacked high along the street where volunteers worked tirelessly to help neighbors during this unimaginable adjustment period.

Wednesday afternoon, the American Red Cross arrived on Glenview Drive with two trucks full of cleanup equipment to give to the homeowners who lost nearly everything.

"There's a lot of work that needs to be done," said Rich Conaway with American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

"For 38 years, my wife I have been married for 38 years and it took it 15 seconds to take it all out."

While getting back to their new normal will take much longer, it'll be a process they work toward together.

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